Judge Judy's son is being accused of allegedly interfering with a rape case.
The Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy, who is the son of the reality TV's Judge Judy, is apparently trying to "influence and affect" a rape investigation in which the suspect is his personal trainer and former housemate.
"[Levy's interference] could be perceived as an ethical violation of his official duties and perhaps even as an attempt to undermine it," Sheriff Donald Smith said.
The suspect Alexandru Hossu, allegedly an illegal immigrant from Romania whose visa is expired, has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl twice.
The 35-year-old suspect was arrested last week when the victim, now 15, reported that the personal trainer raped her in 2010. Hossu has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape.
"I knew he was working for the D.A.," a relative of the victim continued. "[The victim's mother] told me that he's an illegal alien, back when I first heard about him, years ago. Everybody knew that."
Apparently everyone but Judge Judy's son knew about Hossu's 12-year-expired visa.
Levy said he had no knowledge of the immigration status of the suspect and claimed that Hossu had a valid driver's license and social-security card.
Initial news released suggested that the suspect was living in Levy's multi-million dollar home in Southeast, N.Y. The sheriff then described Hossu as Judge Judy's son's 'live-in personal trainer." However, Levy claimed the sheriff made a mistake.
"In my view, Mr. Levy's comments and actions would seem to suggest that, if he could have his own way, Mr. Hossu would never have been brought to justice for his crime and Mr. Levy's relationship with him would never have been brought to the light of public scrutiny," the sheriff said.
It was reported that Levy then accused the sheriff of making "unfounded allegations and misstatements."
"My office acted properly in every aspect of the investigation," Levy said.
Levy has asked a neighboring county to handle the rape case with Hossu due to the conflict of interest. The suspect will make his case in court on April 2 - and no it won't be with Judge Judy. Although, we'd love to hear how she would have confronted the rape case suspect.